Zenith of Origin

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[e][h]Zenith of Origin
Zoo.png
Team Information
Location:
Coaches:
Manager:
Team Captain:
Sponsor:
逆风网咖(NucleaR's cafe)
Tt eSports
YY
Alienware
Links
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
0
Picon small.png 0
Ticon small.png 0
Zicon small.png 0
History
Created:
2012-12-27
Disbanded:
2017-02-10
Recent Player Trades:
2015-05-02 - DyyS joins
2015-05-12 - MSK joins
2015-06-08 - Courage, HunteR, Mayuki and Kurafi leave

Overview[edit]

Zenith of Origin, often abbreviated to ZOO, was a Chinese League of Legends and StarCraft II team with a teamhouse in Beijing. The team was formed by former Chinese SC2 pro LoveTt, recruiting his former team PhoenixTeam.
On February 10, 2017 the team disbanded.[1]

Timeline[edit]

  • February 2nd, Zenith of Origin closes its Starcraft II division.[2]
  • In early January, SmileBoy admits in a forum post that Kurafi had and Cyan had joined the team. It is further revealed that Kurafi started to represent the team since November 16th, 2014, while Cyan joined the academy squad since Decemeber 6th.[6] Cyan will be staying in the team house during the spring break.
  • YSMS joins the the academy in January.
  • After Feb 2015, Sakya and Zycart are thought to be professional.[7]
  • March 1st, Zenith of Origin was sponsored by Alienware.[8]
  • April 26th, TIME, a 14 years old terran player, joins the team's academy squad.
  • May 2nd, DyyS joins the academy squad, while MSK joins the team on May 12th.
  • June 8th, inactive players, Courage, Mayuki, HunteR and Kurafi leave and join X-Team.
  • After World Leisure Games 2015 (September 9th), TIME leaves.
  • In March, Loner leaves the team and retires from competitive scene of StarCraft II, transferring to Hero of the Storm.
  • August 3nd, the club opens its academy squad.[9]
  • August 7th, Sakya joins in the club as the first training member, with Zycart joining 1 week later. It is also revealed that How has retired.[10][11][12]
  • August 19th, HunteR, a big name in Chinese College Starcraft League joins the team as the coach of the academy squad.[13]
  • September 11th, Top leaves due to personal reasons.[14]
  • In early December, Rushcrazy temporarily joined the team in order to attend the offline event National Electronic Sports Open 2014.
  • September 28th, LoveTt, the manager of the team, was fired due to theft of team funds and player salaries.[Citation needed]
  • October 5th, Loner joined the team.[15]
  • December 3rd, TooDming leaved Long Chen, and joined the team.[16]
  • The team moved from Shanghai to Beijing in December.[17]

Player Roster at the Time of Disbandement[edit]

China Zicon small.png TooDming
 Huang Huiming
China Ticon small.png Zycart
 Zhai Yichen
China Ticon small.png Loup
 Hong Mu
ID Name 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 New team
ChinaChina zZicon small.png Sakya Lyu Tiecheng (吕铁成) - - - - - Challenger League 17 - 32nd GPL 2016 Season 2/Premier 2016_WCS_Spring_Regional_Challengers/China ZZZZZLogo filler std.png
ChinaChina zZicon small.png TooDming (Captain.png) Huang Huiming (黄慧明) 7 - 8th BlizzCon_2011_StarCraft_II_Invitational 9 - 12th 2012 WCS Asia Finals - 5 - 8th 2014 Red Bull Battle Grounds: Atlanta 9 - 12th 2015 MSI Masters Gaming Arena‎ 5 - 8th Gold Series International 2016 ZZZZZLogo filler std.png
ChinaChina tTicon small.png Zycart Zhai Yichen (翟祎琛) - - - - - Challenger League 9 - 16th 2016 WCS Spring Regional Challengers/China GPL 2016 Season 2/Premier ZZZZZLogo filler std.png
Academy
ChinaChina tTicon small.png Chick Wu Chuantao (吴传涛) - - - - - Challenger League 7 - 8th 2016 WCS Spring Regional Challengers/China ZZZZZLogo filler std.png
ChinaChina zZicon small.png DyyS Han Fangming (韩方明) - - - - - - ZZZZZLogo filler std.png
ChinaChina zZicon small.png Punk Pang Hao (庞昊) - - - - - Challenger League 13 - 16th 2016 WCS Spring Regional Challengers/China ZZZZZLogo filler std.png
ChinaChina pPicon small.png YSMS Li Jiahao (李嘉豪) - - - - - - ZZZZZLogo filler std.png
Inactive
ChinaChina tTicon small.png Loup Hong Mu (洪穆) - - - - - - ZZZZZLogo filler std.png

Former[edit]

ID Name New Team/Clan
ChinaChina tTicon small.png HunteR Zhang Kaiyuan (张开元) XTeam std.png X-Team
cnChina pPicon small.png Top Hu Tao (胡涛) Hist std.png Hist
cnChina pPicon small.png How Wu Jianhao (吴键浩) Retirement
cnChina tTicon small.png Loner Dai Yi (戴逸) Retirement
ChinaChina pPicon small.png Gemini Guo Jiayi (郭家毅) THpj std.png TouHou Project
ChinaChina pPicon small.png Rushcrazy Qu Tianchi (瞿天驰) NTlogo std.png Nexus Team
ChinaChina pPicon small.png Cyan Huang Min (黄旻) Leor std.png LEor
ChinaChina zZicon small.png Courage Qian Zanqi (钱赞企) XTeam std.png X-Team
ChinaChina zZicon small.png Mayuki Ma Xue (马雪) XTeam std.png X-Team
ChinaChina tTicon small.png Kurafi Huang Feipeng (黄飞鹏) XTeam std.png X-Team
ChinaChina tTicon small.png TIME Li Peinan (李培楠) SoloAsR std.png SoloAsR
ChinaChina zZicon small.png Silky Yin Yongxin (殷泳鑫) Leor std.png LEor
ChinaChina pPicon small.png resolution

Organization[edit]

Current[edit]

Nickname Name Position
Hong Kong Zicon small.png SmileBoy Lau Kwun-Wai (劉冠偉) Manager
China Ticon small.png Loup Hong Mu (洪穆) Player-manager
China Ricon small.png VAECNautumnL Lin Jiajun (林佳郡) Director of Technology
China Ticon small.png NucleaR Wang Zongwei (王宗炜) Sponsor
China Zicon small.png TooDming Huang Huiming (黄慧明) Player-coach
China Picon small.png YSMS Li Jiahao (李嘉豪) Announcer

Former[edit]

Nickname Name Position New Team
China Picon small.png LoveTt Liu Yin (刘寅) Manager

Team Achievements[edit]

Date League Result Winnings
2014
2014-06-15 Esports Champion League 2014: Spring Zoo std.png Zenith of Origin 1 : 3 Flashwolveslogo std.png yoe Flash Wolves ¥10,000 / $1,605

See Also[edit]

Controversy[edit]

The former team manager of ZOO, LoveTt, has recently been accused of making false accounts for his own benefit and taking the team's salary. Internet sources report LoveTt purchased a BMW with the money he gained through such actions.[19] This claim was first posted on Baidu.com's Tieba, and then quickly spread across several major eSports websites. Multiple people have supported this claim, affirming its authenticity. Soon, the League of Legends division of ZOO released screenshots of communication with LoveTt showing LoveTt indeed took the team's salary and confirmed authenticity of this claim, at least within the LoL division of ZOO.[20] As of September 26, 2013, LoveTt himself has remained silent regarding this controversy.[21]

References[edit]

  1. http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/starcraft-2/519294-zenith-of-origin-disbanded
  2. thickertom (2017-02-10). "Zoo Team Disbands". teamliquid.net.
  3. showstealer1829 (2016-02-24). "PartinG signs with Zenith of Origin". Retrieved 2016-02-24.
  4. PartinG (2016-02-25). "I did not sign the contract yet, do not believe the news.". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2016-02-25.
  5. SmileBoy (2016-04-03). "Alienware Challenge Cup starts". Retrieved 2016-04-03.
  6. SmileBoy (2015-01-07). "SmileBoy's post". Retrieved 2015-01-11.
  7. SmileBoy (2015-03-06). "SmileBoy's post". Retrieved 2015-03-06.
  8. "Alienware sponsors ZoO". 2015-03-01. Retrieved 2015-04-12.
  9. "Zoo is now recruiting offline training member.". 2014-8-3. Retrieved 2014-11-23.
  10. Smileboy (2014-9-23). "Introduction of Sakya on Zoo's website". Zenith of Origin. Retrieved 2014-11-23.
  11. Smileboy (2014-10-2). "Introduction of Zycart on Zoo's website". Zenith of Origin. Retrieved 2014-11-23.
  12. "Zoo战队招收练习生 “中国斗神”TooDming任主教练". sc2.pcgames. 2014-08-04. Retrieved 2014-08-04.
  13. "College star player, HuteR joins Zoo". s.163.com. 2014-08-19. Retrieved 2014-08-25.
  14. digmouse (2014-09-11). "Chinese Protoss Top leaves ZoO". teamliquid.net.
  15. "名将终有主 国内著名人族选手Loner加盟ZOO战队". s.163.com. 2013-10-05. Retrieved 2013-12-27.
  16. China "“中国斗神”TooDming转会加盟Zoo战队". s.163.com. 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2013-12-27.
  17. China "Zoo战队乔迁北京 将开放供玩家参观学习". s.163.com. 2013-12-26. Retrieved 2013-12-27.
  18. bearhug (2012-12-27). "New Chinese SC2/LOL team: Zoo". teamliquid.net.
  19. Chinese Pro / ZOO Coach LOVETT: Financial Criminal teamliquid.net
  20. China "ZOO LOL分部教练证实 队员确实遭到克扣工资". game.163.com. 2013-09-26. Retrieved 2013-12-27.
  21. China "网友爆ZOO战队经理LoveTT做假账 真实性尚不知". s.163.com. 2013-09-26. Retrieved 2013-12-27.